BiG Tips: Researching and searching online for money, banking and finance, property and other investing advice and experts can leave you overwhelmed, not knowing where to start. To give some structure to who and what might help you get more from life and your money, BiG sets them out as:
Analysts and Commentators – BiG shows you experts who focus on financial analysis and education. They’re often economists, financial journalists, or experts in their particular field.
BiG’s Guru Cop lists show you the people and industry bodies who monitor or regulate people in the banking, finance, money and investing industries.
And also you might relate to some of the ‘gurus’ in BiG’s guru lists in Wealth, Business, Property, Shares.
Here are just a few of them and their offerings, often lots of it free, but also paid information and services.
- The Australian Shareholders’ Association (ASA)
- Allan Kohler: Eureka Report (now combined with InvestSmart). They say “provides astute investors with strategies and advice to grow their wealth.”
In 2015 the Eureka team set up brightday Superannuation and Superannuation Advice online (rated in our Guru section) which has fabulous tools for beginner and advanced investors and has an affiliation with OneVue ” an independent investment and superannuation platform business…” see Investing with brightday 4 Steps
- Roger Montgomery
- Noel Whittaker. Listen to the podcast Think Brick with Noel Whittaker, they say: “In this episode your host, Elizabeth McIntyre and special guest Noel Whittaker talk about taking charge of your financial future and many more topics such as;
Noel’s experience in real estate and in particular how he came up with the idea of the importance of display homes; Noel’s top tips for wealth, including the ‘rule of 72’; The gift of compounding; Advice for younger adults beginning their wealth journey; The biggest financial mistakes some people can. make; and much more…”
- Paul Clithero
- She’s On The Money, Victoria Devine
- My Millennial Money, Glen James
- Marcus Today, Marcus Padley
- Owen Raszkiewicz, RASK
- Scott Pape (aka The Barefoot Investor) (Scott’s changed paths, now focusing on financial counselling, financial education in schools and not advice.)
He explains often complex financial and investing information clearly and simply, making it sound fun and achievable.
He used to have a membership site barefootblueprint, PODCAST and the Barefoot Investor Facebook Group – no longer.
He’s got a Free Weekly Wealth Letter, and links to previous podcasts, books and articles at Scott Pape, the Barefoot Investor
His book The Barefoot Investor – Five Steps to Financial Freedom
His ‘serviette investing strategy’ Serviette Strategy – Bonus Report – v1.3 (1) has helped many people take hold of their finances and start investing successfully. He suggests boosting your income (e.g. promotion, extra business) and breaking down your income into 3 money buckets:
- ‘blow’ – house, car, spending (use cash)
- ‘mojo’ – online saver, property trust (aim 6 mths)
- ‘grow’ – superannuation, shares, property investment (compound 7-10 yrs)
- Aussie Firebug
- Aussie HIFIRE